Mingyan Liu
Professor, EECS
University of Michigan
1301 Beal Ave, 4427 EECS
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122
Tel (734) 764-9546
Fax (734) 763-8041

BS in Electrical Engineering, Nanjing Univ. Aero. and Astro., China, 1995
MS in Systems Engineering, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, 1997
PhD in Electrical Engineering, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, 2000

I am currently on partial leave at FICO following its acquisition of QuadMetrics, Inc, a startup I co-founded in 2014. See news release and a related WSJ article; also see an earlier WSJ CIO piece on the startup.

Short Bio

I came to Ann Arbor, Michigan in August 2000, and have been with this department ever since. Prior to that I was a graduate student in the ECE Department and the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) at the University of Maryland, College Park. I was a recipient of the 2002 NSF CAREER Award, the University of Michigan Elizabeth C. Crosby Research Award in 2003 and 2014, the 2010 EECS Department Outstanding Achievement Award, the 2015 College of Engineering Excellence in Education Award, and the 2017 College of Engineering Excellence in Service Award. I serve/have served on the editorial boards of IEEE/ACM Trans. Networking, IEEE Trans. Mobile Computing, and ACM Trans. Sensor Networks. I am a member of the ACM and a Fellow of the IEEE.


My research interests are in optimal resource allocation, sequential decision theory, incentive design, and performance modeling and analysis, all within the context of communication networks. My most recent research activities involve online learning, modeling and mining of large scale Internet measurement data concerning cybersecurity, and the design of incentive mechanisms aimed at encouraging the adoption of better security practices. Here are some recent publications in these areas.


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Last updated March 2018.